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Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management2020-08-07T12:51:11+00:00

Extended Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification. This qualification offers a flexible option for people who already achieved awards in the management field at a lower level, as well as qualified individuals in other areas. The programme is designed to allow an alternative qualification to be gained. Similarly, if an individual is not sure about committing to the 120-credit course, he or she can opt for the 60-credit course and still achieve a recognised qualification.

Students can choose from 5 specialised pathways as below:
  • General
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business

The qualification covers key areas of management such as Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Human Resource Management and Finance for Strategic Managers. It provides the option to undertake an MBA top-up at many universities in the United Kingdom or others worldwide. The qualification typically takes eight months of full-time study or 16 months of part-time study.

The majority of students opting for this programme are often International ones, giving you a unique chance to network with like-minded business people from diverse backgrounds. In this way, you can develop your cultural intelligence and build a strong network for your current or future company.

  • Direct progression to an MBA Top-Up(60-credits) at a range of UK university
  • Employment if they are not already in employment
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Key Facts

Mode of Study
Campus
Duration
12 Months
Fees
UK / EU – £8,500
International – £9,500
Payment Plan
Available
Scholarships
For 20 students
2020 Intakes
February, June, October

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply conceptual learning skills in today’s business environment

  • Understand the foundations for developing organisational strategy

  • Analyse financial performance of an organisation

  • Evaluate organisational decisions with consideration of the political, legal and ethical aspects of business

  • Assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the business environment

  • Understand how to create a strategic plan to meet business objectives

  • Be able to review an organisation’s strategy and business plans

Modules

Learners selecting this qualification must take five mandatory units and three further units from the optional units listed below.

Term 1

ModulesCredits
Strategic Planning15
Finance for Strategic Managers15
Research for Strategic Development15
Organisational Behaviour15
Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management15

Term 2

ModulesCredits
International Business Environment15
Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction15
International Finance15
Strategic Marketing15
Quantitative Methods15
International Marketing15
Corporate Communication Strategies15
Strategic Human Resources Management15
Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement15
ModulesCredits
International Business Environment15
Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction15
Quantitative Methods15
International Finance15
ModuleCredits
Strategic Marketing15
International Marketing15
Corporate Communication Strategies15
ModuleCredits
Strategic Human Resource Management15
Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement15
Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction15
ModuleCredits
International Business Environment15
International Marketing15
International Finance15

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post- 16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and accepted from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country.

  • We normally require a second class honours degree (2:2) or above

  • Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of two years continuous workplace experience gained in a managerial or professional job following graduation

  • Applicants without an honours degree need to demonstrate relevant workplace experience.

  • Other equivalent international qualifications.

  • We normally require a second class honours degree (2:2) or above

  • Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of two years continuous workplace experience gained in a managerial or professional job following graduation

English Requirments

  • The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

“In this programme, I learned how to create a shared vision for my team and effectively communicate with teammates. Excellent learning experience.”

Karina, Azerbaijan
Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

Assessments

Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting assessment criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and tasks which are externally verified by the awarding organisation.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignment and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. It usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students’ responsibility.

Full-Time Fees£8,500 per year
Full-Time Fees£9,500 per year

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Scholarships

The level of competition for scholarships and educational awards is very high. We recommend that you apply for the course early if you plan to use for a related prize.

For some of our scholarships, you will need an offer to study the course to be eligible. Even where it is not a requirement, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

 Global Ambassador Scholarship
 Income Based Scholarship

Scholarships are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements.

Applicants must provide recent financial information. We will consider any circumstances and please contact us for more information.

30 % Fee Reduction

We are proud to offer our students scholarships to support their tuition fees

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Employability

Most jobs will require you to undertake some form of training in order to progress along your career path. However, by having an Extended Diploma, alongside your previous degree, you are setting yourself apart from the competition. You have shown you are willing to do what it takes to get ahead, to put in the extra hours of education, in order to enhance your career.

Career Progression

An extended Diploma makes great entrepreneurs. You might not have experience in setting up your business, but there are many business skills that you will learn while studying at LSB.

The marketing communications manager is typically responsible for: Creating and implementing plans to increase market share. Commissioning or conducting market research. Overseeing market data analysis and evaluation.

Advertising Managers direct a company’s advertising activities and staff members as develop creative, consistent brand-specific ad campaigns. They supervise and work with other employees, establish project goals, and monitor, approve and evaluate a project’s status and impact.

Quality managers aim to ensure that the product or service an organisation provides is fit for purpose, is consistent and meets both external and internal requirements. This includes legal compliance and customer expectations.

The company secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a company, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented.

Supply chain managers are responsible for the movement of goods, from manufacturers and suppliers to the customer. They oversee and manage every stage of the production flow, from purchasing the raw materials to the delivery of the final product.

A Business Development Manager is a senior role, and as such has some important duties and responsibilities to fulfil, with both short and long-term goals to achieve. Writing business proposals. Negotiating with stakeholders. Identifying and mapping business strengths and customer needs.

A data analyst is someone who collects, processes, and performs statistical analyses of data. He or she can translate numbers and data into plain English in order to help organizations and companies understand how to make better business decisions.

Financial managers provide guidance to help mitigate weaknesses and risks in an organization’s financial situation. Responsibilities may include creating financial budgets and forecasts, researching competitors, and performing audits. These professionals must be skilled in computer use and research, strategic decision-making, and financial analysis.

Management consultants help organisations to solve issues, create value, maximise growth, and improve business performance. They use their business skills to provide objective advice and expertise and help an organisation to develop any specialist skills that it may be lacking.

Purchasing managers are responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods, and services at the most competitive prices to enable a company or organisation to operate. You can work in a range of sectors for many different types of organisation.

FAQ’S

Yes, students can open a bank account, all that is needed is documentation.

  • Current passport.
  • Valid visa (for those from outside the European Union)
  • Home bankstatement from the past three months.
  • Proof of address in the UKor abroad (check with your bank)
  • StudentID or acceptance letter from your university.

You must inform us immediately so that we can update your details. For example your address may have changed and this is important we know so that when we send certificates, it goes to the right address.

London School of Business will always be able to help you and if you email us we aim to get back to you within 48hrs or feel free to call us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124.

Please inform us as soon as possible as this may cause a delay in your application by the time you start. There are many applications and checks to be made which takes time. Therefore, we recommend doing this before you start at LSB so that everything is ready when you start.

Once registered at LSB, we can direct you to job fairs. Job fairs are also known as a career fair that employees or recruiters inform you of potential jobs. LSB will also help you get signed on job boards such as Indeed and Reed for more possible jobs.

If you reach out to us, we will be able to arrange another phone call to discuss what grades are acceptable. If we believe you don’t have enough credits to get into LSB, there are many alternatives so don’t panic.

There are open day’s available for students who wish to get a tour around the school. London School of Business holds more than one open day so that every student has an opportunity to attend.

We can always help and inform you what is needed. We can provide a list of available accommodation.

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If you are interested in applying we encourage you to visit the School and meet with our recruitment and admissions staff. This is neither a requirement nor expectation if you are planning on applying to the programme.

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How to Apply

Enrolling at London School of Business will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details

  • Family information

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Global interests and experiences

There is no application fee.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts

  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)

  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)

  • One academic reference

  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)

  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course as well, and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

Need Help Choosing A Programme?

Choosing the right programme is an essential part of your future success. Our dedicated student counsellors are happy to assist you in selecting the right plan that best suits your professional goals. Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to postgraduate@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.

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